Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby Kratos » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:29 am

I think the benefit of work experience has little to do with admissions. It has to do with the job search and OCI. Working at a firm is a good talking point in interviews since you can claim you know your shit about what a firm is like, gives a good why law/law school answer, etc. (the actual lawyers on this board can feel free to say this is wrong if it is). that pay isn't great. But if you have no living expense then I'd say go for it, personally. Also depends on what you would be doing at the firm.
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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby chuckbass » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:30 am

WE is pretty much always TCR as a disclaimer*

However, in my case I got a good financial offer from a school I loved, I came in with a clear goal of what I wanted to do and had reasonable knowledge of what the work entails, and I have solid fallback options.

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby I<3ScholarlySweets! » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:33 am

scottidsntknow, describe said fall back options… either way, don't you think it'd be a waste of 3 years of your life if you realize you hate the law?

That's why I applied to law firms since I want to get a feel for the way lawyers work

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby Kratos » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:38 am

I<3ScholarlySweets! wrote:scottidsntknow, describe said fall back options

:lol: what difference does that make and why would he describe those to you?

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby chuckbass » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:40 am

Dude this is a thread about you, not me

ETA: scooped

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby I<3ScholarlySweets! » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:41 am

Because he seems like he is "on the fence" to whether law may be the right fit for him…

I just think it should be a REQUIREMENT for people to get work experience before law school. And no — internships during a summer don't count. One should work without going to school to get a sense of the REAL WORLD, and to grow as a person.

But that's just my opinion...

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby chuckbass » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:49 am

This has taken a strange turn...

But anyways, to assuage your concerns, I'm not "on the fence" about law and I'm perplexed as to where you read into that based on what I've said

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby I<3ScholarlySweets! » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:58 am

I don't meant to attack you but…

based on your post that "you came in with a clear goal of what you wanted to do, and had reasonable knowledge of what the work entails" isn't supported by your work experience.

You also received a "good" financial aid offer (from, i assume, WUSTL). Was it a full-ride or close to one? I'm saying that because their post-employment stats (based on law school transparency) isn't pretty.

And then you said you had SOLID fallback options. If said fallback options were that SOLID, don't you think it would have been reasonable to have tried them before attending law school? To see if these options were something better? And if they were not what you expected, then law school would have seemed as the sound option.

Just my two cents.

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby TheSpanishMain » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:49 am

I love weird meandering threads where the OP just goes full stream of consciousness.

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:50 am

OP, why are you interrogating someone who posted here to answer your question?

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby bluchai » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:59 am

A. Nony Mouse wrote:OP, why are you interrogating someone who posted here to answer your question?


Because he's URM and thus entitled to the absolute best.

When Scholarly Sweets has work experience, lives on his own (he disclosed to me in a PM that he is fighting with girlfriend, who belittles him because he has loans. And he calls her abusive, yet lives with her and relies on her for rent and arrogantly says "Well, I can live with my parents, everyone does that, lol"), and acquires a "good" financial offer from a school with a worthy employment rate, then he can talk.

Otherwise, just stfu private welfare whore.
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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby Rigo » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:01 am

bluchai wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:OP, why are you interrogating someone who posted here to answer your question?

Because he's URM and thus entitled to the absolute best.

Now THIS is suspect.

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby bluchai » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:05 am

Dirigo wrote:
bluchai wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:OP, why are you interrogating someone who posted here to answer your question?

Because he's URM and thus entitled to the absolute best.

Now THIS is suspect.


No, he told me in a PM he is URM.

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby Rigo » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:06 am

bluchai wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
bluchai wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:OP, why are you interrogating someone who posted here to answer your question?

Because he's URM and thus entitled to the absolute best.

Now THIS is suspect.

No, he told me in a PM he is URM.

I was referring to the racism, not the fact.

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby bluchai » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:09 am

Dirigo wrote:I was referring to the racism, not the fact.


He certainly comes off as if he's entitled to the best. Post your input and "I don't mean to attack you but..."

Yeah, I don't want to be asked questions regarding how I paid off my debt and hear your PAYE shit.

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby bluchai » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:14 am

Kratos wrote:
I<3ScholarlySweets! wrote:scottidsntknow, describe said fall back options

:lol: what difference does that make and why would he describe those to you?


Because he's URM, and thus entitled to the very best.

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby chuckbass » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:16 am

This took another strange turn...

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby Rigo » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:17 am

Who gave bluchai bath salts?

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby bluchai » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:17 am

scottidsntknow wrote:This took another strange turn...


I'm pissed off with this little shit's attitude.

He shouldn't be interrogating you. He doesn't really display much machismo himself.

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Re: Should I get work experience @ law firm before law school?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:30 am

bluchai wrote:Because he's URM, and thus entitled to the very best.

Yeah, so, do NOT do this. The one has NOTHING to do with the other. Additional comments along these lines will lead to a ban.

In fact, I don't think this thread is going to go anywhere productive any more.




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